Toys and Burgers – All the Makings of a Perfect Weekend

I love weekends!  I know that may seem a little crazy since I only work two days a week and my “weekends” are actually four days long.  But honestly, there is nothing better than Saturday and Sunday in my eyes.

First, Daddy’s home the whole day!  Seeing my two favorite guys getting spend the afternoon together just melts my heart!

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Baths are more fun with Daddy too!

Second, weekend naps just seem more relaxing!

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If only this lasted more than 45 minutes!

And third, I tend to spoil the little guy just a bit! Okay, so that’s not really just a weekend thing but I bought this super cute toy this weekend and Lucas really seems to love it!

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Plus it was on clearance so that’s a double win!

I also got my Honest shipment this weekend.

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I started using diapers about a month or so ago and like them a lot (although I’m still a big fan of Swaddlers for little babies!).  What I really love though are the cleaning products and other items they sell.  Those that have a fragrance smell incredible and everything works so well.  Plus, they are all plant based and therefore totally safe for Lucas!  An added bonus – their customer service is amazing!  If you haven’t tried their free samples yet, you really should!

We ended our Saturday night with some Burgers on the grill!  I stopped cooking with ground beef about three years ago and started using ground chicken.  In that time, I have “invented” some pretty awesome burgers!  This weekend I did Bacon and Pepper Jack Burgers with Avocado Spread!  You really should try them – Darrin doesn’t miss “real” burgers at all!

Burger Ingredients:

1lb ground chicken

1/2 palm full each of granulated garlic and onion powder

2 or 3 teaspoons dried thyme

5 “shakes” of the bottle of worstehsire

5 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 cup cheese (I used pepper jack for an added kick!)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine everything really well and shape into 4 patties (I suggest making them large and on the thin side – leaving them even thinner in the center.  They tend to cook better that way.).

Darrin is the grill master in our house so while he grilled up the burgers I made the Avocado Spread by mashing up an avocado and mixing it with the juice of a lemon,  one clove of grated garlic and a pinch of salt.

We also added some tomato and crispy onions to the burgers.

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Served with baked fries and Darrin’s family’s “famous” green beans it was an amazing dinner.

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And I couldn’t end a post about this weekend without a quick mention of Justin Timberlake, *NSYNC and the VMA’s last night!  My husband was having a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that MTV was on in our house but it was so worth it!  I felt like I was back in high school and was loving it!  Oh, and that boy is insanely talented!

How was your weekend?  Anything you try to do every weekend? Did you do anything special this weekend?

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